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Writing Poetry—Register for Writing Poetry with Barbara Drake

August 22, 2016


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Fall in love with words—again. Play with poetry with Barbara Drake


Writing Poetry: How do we get ideas for poetry? How do we even start? Then what? We will use simple exercises to address those questions and experiment with different types of poetry, such as lyric, narrative, didactic, and persona poems. No experience required, just a sense of adventure and a love of words. Recommended for teens through adults of all ages.


When: Wednesdays, Sept 7–28th, 4–5:30 pm

Where: The Horseradish, Carlton




Barbara Drake has published several chapbooks and book length collections of poetry, most recently Driving One Hundred from Windfall Press. The author’s newest collection of essays is Morning Light: Wildflowers, Night Skies, and Other Ordinary Joys of Oregon Country Life, published by Oregon State University Press (Fall 2014). Her previous essay collection, Peace at Heart, was a 1999 Oregon Book Award finalist. Drake’s college textbook, Writing Poetry, has been in print and widely used in creative writing classes since 1983. Not only does she love to write; she loves to help others explore their creativity in a supportive and sociable setting. She is a Linfield College Professor Emeritus and lives with her husband on a small farm in Yamhill County.

Register now for Writing Poetry [form here]! Simply print out the form and mail it in with your check.


Any questions? Please contact workshop coordinator Tandy Tillinghast.

We are so thankful to a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation for making this workshop series possible!


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